Dichondra J.R. & G.Forst.

Kidney Weeds

Greek dis — double, chondros— grain, referring to the paired carpels.

Perennial herbs with creeping stems that root at the nodes. Leaves simple, entire, kidney-shaped. Flowers axillary, solitary, small, 5-lobed. Ovary deeply 2-lobed. Fruit capsule 2-lobed.

Seed or division.

Lawn substitute.

Creeping stems and small kidney-shaped leaves.

About 10 species, mostly tropical, 2 species endemic to Australia.

Thorp & Johnston (1961).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Convolvulaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Solanales
family       Convolvulaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Dichondra repens J.R. & G.Forst.